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Goldstein Named American Hospital Association Trustee

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Steven I. Goldstein, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Strong Memorial Hospital and Highland Hospital, has been elected to the 27-member Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association (AHA). He is the only CEO of a New York State hospital to serve on the board. 

Goldstein is also helping to represent hospitals’ interest in the national health care debate, as one of two New York State CEOs to sit on the AHA’s Advisory Committee on Health Care Reform. The Committee is tasked with preparing a response to the President’s request for further details on efforts hospitals will undertake to achieve system savings.

Recruited to the University of Rochester Medical Center in 1997, Goldstein now heads the University’s health system, a $1 billion enterprise that encompasses a major referral hospital, community hospital, two nursing homes and an assisted living community, and a home health agency. The URMC health system logs 58,000 discharges, 93,000 nursing home resident-days, and 134,000 professional home care visits per year. 

In addition to leading Strong and Highland, Goldstein also serves as vice president for the University of Rochester Medical Center, president for Long Term Care for URMC, and president of Strong Partners Health System.  Prior to assuming his position at Strong, Goldstein served in executive or administrative positions at Rochester General Hospital, The Children's Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, the University of Nebraska Hospitals and Clinics and the Nebraska Psychiatric Institute in Omaha, Nebraska.

The AHA is a national, not-for-profit association that advocates for its members which include more than 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks and other providers of care. Founded in 1898, AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. The Board of Trustees is the policy-making body of the AHA and has ultimate authority for the governance and management of its direction and finances.

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